roadside have just played at The Plymouth Volksfest , the band played two slots , one on the Friday afternoon and then again on the Saturday night . The Friday afternoon was as expected with people still turning up for the weekend , it was good to soak up the atmosphere and get to know the format though . The Saturday night was a different story , meeting The Levellers and Hazel O’Connor backstage and then getting to play in a great festival atmosphere with quality stage sound and organisation it was thoroughly enjoyable , the gig was highly charged and roadside played through an hour long set of exciting , energetic and melodic originals which the crowd willingly responded to.
This is the exact response that roadside are receiving everywhere that opens its arms up to them at present , since releasing their single ‘Give It Up’ last year the band have gone from strength to strength gaining worldwide recognition through social media websites , they are releasing a new single ‘Disarm’ in the next month which was recorded at April Media Productions , producer John Carter was the same guy who did the first single and really goes to town getting the bands sound spot on .
They recently recorded a track which they are going to use as a ‘b side’ to the single called ‘Take Me Under’ . At the same time of recording it live , John (who is also making videos) filmed the recording , this is available on youtube on the ‘roadsidetunes’ channel , roadside are currently working on a new video to accompany the single , this being recorded by Andy Haigh of CAWproductions who also did the Give it up video. Once the video is done roadside have promised Jon Govier of BBC Radio they will go in and do the first show with him and that will be the first time the single will be played , Huw Stephens of Radio 1 is also eagerly awaiting the new release after personally enjoying the Give It Up single. This is along with a whole string of radio stations across the country.
roadside will be playing in most towns and cities across the southwest this summer , starting with Mama Stones in Exeter on Thursday 6th June , they are also going to be busy playing festivals which have been booked across the country.
Go and check them out , Thanks for your time.